Imogene Caithness
Imogene CaithnessDirector @ Just Be Fit 4 Life.

What's the best app I can use to build a basic app?

I need to make a simple one for my daughters entrepreneur day at school.
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    Fuse Studio

    The world's first visual, real-time app development tool

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at · Written
    Currently loving this. You'll want some basic Javascript knowledge
    Dustin McCaffree
    Dustin McCaffreeFounder & CTO @ Rocket Note · Written
    Fuse is very cool, but I agree you'll want some basic JS knowledge. Along with that, it's sort of like "Unity for apps" in that it can be used to do SO MUCH but there is a bit of a learning curve for the deeper tech stack.
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    Build a fully functional web app without any code

    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    Bubble is great for non-coders. Their native mobile app developer is still in beta but it works. There is tons of tutorials and posts about using Bubble although one downside is that there isn't too much documentation for native apps just yet. For your use case, I think it may be a good option and if you need help, check out tutorials from :)
    • Keith Crosley

      Look: There’s no platform that can enable someone with no freaking clue about how to build an app to magically build one... But boy does Bubble come close.

      I love visual/no-code/alterna-code environments and have worked on several of the most famous ones. Bubble is right up there.

      I feel like this tool‘s positioning (“you don’t have to be a coder”) belies its true strength. It‘s GRRRREAAAT for those who would rather NOT code most stuff.

      I do my best to help folks out in the forums at, but wish it had a StackExhange equivalent -- it’s that deep. Love it and wish it the best. You can build awesome stuff on Bubble, but (duh) prepare to learn some computer science In the process (this is a GOOD thing)...

    • An app that's more about doing something technically than paying any attention to the user or use-cases. Is just very impractical, with all the real-world features difficult to impossible. Just look at data-upload:

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    Ionic Creator V2

    Build better mobile apps, faster

    Jay Gunson
    Jay GunsonProduct @ nudj · Written
    While Fuse Studio is awesome, as pointed out, it does require some basic JS knowledge. That's why I'd recommend Ionic Creator. Style-wise it's quite opinionated, but the fact that you can drag-and-drop a small, but key selection of elements onto a screen to build your app is pretty neat. Plus you can sync your project with the Creator App to avoid any (usually stressful) deployment process.
  4. GoodBarber is a super easy tool for non-coders. The big downside is that there is no free version, but you could use the 30-day free trial for your daughter's entrepreneur day.
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    The easiest way to build the app or bot of your dreams

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars ( · Written
    You won't have to leave the browser to make apps in this. What else can i day? Yeah, these are same guys who created: Stackoverflow and Trello. It does require you to do coding though.